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Kano govt seeks Buhari’s help to battle COVID-19



‘Buhari loves Nigeria more than the way he loves himself’— Ganduje

The Kano State government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has openly solicited help from the Federal Government of Nigeria in its ongoing fight against the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

Governor Ganduje made the appeal on Monday while receiving the Director General of Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was in Kano on sightseeing.

The governor said, “Despite our population with less economic power than Lagos State, which is economically viable, the federal government didn’t give any support while our positive cases continue to rise.”

Speaking further, Ganduje said that the state was doing everything to contain the spread of the disease and lamented that the state was over-stretched and required urgent support from the central government.

READ ALSO: Ganduje, wife, test negative for COVID-19

This development comes after Ganduje explained why he sacked the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Mu’azu Magaji.

The governor sacked Magaji on Saturday for allegedly celebrating the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on his Facebook page.

In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, the governor expressed disappointment and shock at the attitude displayed by his commissioner at a time everyone in the country was mourning the death of Kyari.

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